SWSD June Board Meeting Recap

South Whittier School District held their monthly board meeting on Tuesday, June 11th, in-person  at the district office and virtually via Zoom.


The board and attendees heard three presentations including introducing the new incoming McKibben Elementary School principal, the Local Control and Accountability Plan annual update, and the 2024-2025 proposed budget.


Incoming McKibben Elementary School Principal


South Whittier School District Superintendent, Dr. Gonzales, introduced and welcomed McKibben Elementary’s new principal, Mr. Christian Alcala. Mr. Alcala addressed the board and shared his excitement for the coming school year.


Mr. Alcala did a meet and greet at McKibben on Thursday, May 6, to meet teachers, staff, students, and families. Welcome, Mr. Alcala!



Local Control and Accountability Plan Annual Update Presentation


Associate Superintendent of Educational Services, Dr. Rebecca Rodriguez, gave a presentation regarding the 2024-205 Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) annual update.


Dr. Rodriguez shared what the LCAP process and the adoption phase includes. She talked about how the district engaged educator partners and gathered community input. This included holding multiple meetings to inform and gather feedback from stakeholders about LCAP goals and actions. She then presented the LCAP goals and talked about the modifications made to goal actions based on community input and feedback. Lastly, she gave insight into the budget.


In closing, Dr. Rodriguez shared that the district is committed to implementing the LCAP to provide necessary services to students and she thanked SWSD employees, parents and students for their collaboration to continue to reach for excellence.


2024-2025 Proposed Budget


Associate Superintendent of Business Services, Aubrey Craig, gave a presentation regarding the 2024-2025 proposed budget. 


In this presentation he shared about the budget cycle and funding components which include student enrollment and average daily attendance. He shared data regarding enrollment and attendance and explained how district funds are calculated based on that data. Mr. Craig then gave revenue and expenditure assumptions, restricted and unrestricted projected revenue and expenditures, a multi-year projections of funds, and ending balance components. Lastly, he shared next steps to the budget which include closing the 2023-2024 fiscal year and making changes to the budget as changes are known.


The district will hold their next board meeting on Tuesday, June 18th, at the district office and via Zoom.